Biz Briefs: The Cowboys Take the Field

Adam Pitluk/Dallas

Football is considered the unofficial religion of Texas. So it shouldn't be a surprise that when it comes to temple construction, the Dallas Cowboys tend to get their way. Bucking a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain that curtailed private-property rights, the Texas legislature passed a bill in August that would restrict government seizures of private land (thus joining several states in a backlash against the ruling). But two exemptions made it into the bill, one involving the Cowboys' construction plans for a new $650 million stadium. About 50 property owners are refusing to sell their homes to the city...

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